The RN Cardiovascular Educator provides education and clinical support to the patient care staff of MSHA Cardiac Cath Labs both at JCMC and IPMC as well as their IVH areas. This employee assists the Clinical Leaders with creation, organization and presentation of educational programs and unit orientation programs for new hires. The RN Cardiovascular Educator is responsible and accountable for maintaining high skill competency. With each team member and each new hire, the RN Cardiovascular Educator will spend adequate time in ongoing procedures within the lab to determine competency. This will be in addition to time the new hire spends with a preceptor on a day-to-day basis. He/she will construct curriculum and classes as to stimulate in adults the desire for learning and the commitment to patient-centered care delivery. He/she assists in providing guidance to nursing staff to assure that they practice within established standards, policies and procedures. He/she must be willing to rotate in clinical areas to maintain technical skills.
The individual assists with performance improvement activities.
The employee develops and revises policies and procedures assuring standardization across MSHA units related to the cardiac patient care.
The RN Cardiovascular Educator nurse is responsible and accountable for the care of the assigned patients and directs others to assure Patient-Centered Care which is based on patient needs, values, and choices. The nurse is expected to practice autonomously within the scope of professional standards, the rules, and regulations established by the Tennessee Board of Nursing, and knowledge of policies and procedures within Mountains States Health Alliance. He/she demonstrates skill in developing and guiding collaborative collegial practice that delivers safe competent care based on meticulous application of the nursing process. He/she demonstrates sensitivity and understanding of the diverse cultural backgrounds of patients and caregivers. The position involves maintaining current knowledge of evidence based nursing practice and the ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills in the implementation of all phases of the nursing process. He/she actively participates in patient care quality and performance improvement through data collections, aggregation and analysis of relevant key indicators of quality (KIQ's). This commitment to quality results in the development and implementation of action plans to include the monitoring of the effectiveness of improvements (Hold the Gains). The RN serves as a professional role model as a caregiver, mentor, teacher and resource for peers and other providers. He/she demonstrates competency in the care of (circle all that apply): Neonate, Infant, Child, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric patient.MSHA expects that every team member will role model Patient-Centered Care behaviors and be guided by MSHA's Values and the Principles of Patient-Centered Care.It is vital that an individual in this position be capable of good communication skills. It is of the utmost importance that written communication is legible.
RN can verbalize that the RN is responsible for all of the LPN's patients and therefore must ensure reporting from the LPN happens in a timely, appropriate and complete manner.REPORTING RELATIONSHIP
Reports to the Director of Invasive Cardiology. Works cooperatively with Cardiology Clincial Coordinators. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Currently licensed to practice professional nursing in the appropriate state. Must be able to complete job related competencies as deemed necessary to the perforomance of the RN role in the nursing department of employment. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor's degree in nursing preferred. He/she must demonstrate expertise in clinical practice, problem solving, leadership, teaching, and application of advanced nursing concepts and techniques. The nurse must have good oral and written commuication shill and be cooperative, courteous, tactful and resourceful in relating to patients, staff, medical staff and other health care professionals. The nurse must have good computer skills. Minimum of five years clincial experience required.
CONTINUING EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
1. Plans and conducts/facilitates a minimum of fwenty four hours of job related educational programs.
2. Obatains 12 hours educational credit
3. Verbalizes understanding of Shared Governance Model and willingly serves on at least on Shared Governance, hospital committee, task force, or project to improved patient care of work area.
4. Identifies relevant patient care and/or nursing practice KIQ's (key indicators of quality). This is achieved by using PDCA methodology and the appropriate data collection, aggregation, analysis and trending in the demonstration of measurable improvement outcomes.